For a while now we’ve been meaning to sort a buyers guide for the cube as folks often pop up on the forum or Facebook group and say they are going to look at a cube but what key items are specific to look for when viewing a cube to buy! Well off the back of the spot the differences article here we go with what to keep an eye out for when buying a gen 2.
How to – sort your brakes on a Gen 2!
So club Member Stu has put together a video of sorting the brakes on the Gen2 and has graciously said we can post it here on the site for your enjoyment and use!
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Get Low…… Dropping the gen 3 from it’s elevated position!!!
Are you sick of having a huge arch gap over you wheels?
Want this…. To look like this….
Let’s look at how!
First of the Gen 2 Guides…. Changing the CVT Gearbox oil
So it’s been asked on the Forum and the facebook group and Philip ‘Obi Wan’ Egan came to the rescue before departing the club with this step by step guide to getting the system flushed. We’ve fleshed it out with Photo’s to make it a bit clearer than just the words so should be easy for everyone to follow.
Many driving issues around odd revving and power delivery are cured by a CVT oil change and as such it’s worth giving a go. Also with few if any of the imports coming over with a service history it’s probably worth doing as soon as you get the car if the importer/ dealer hasn’t done it.
An oil change can be done through the gear box sump but it seems that only changes about half the oil where as Phil’s method gets closer to the full gearbox volume which is 7-8 litres. The oil is stated to be long life and good for 60k miles or so and is Nissan NS-2, I am not aware of any alternatives to this and it’s not cheap requiring 2 bottles to hit the 8 litres but with how rare CVT gear boxes are to replace yours if it goes…. it’s probably a good investment.
Gen 3… replicating the US rear side markers!
So then, out in the US those little red reflectors on the rear bumper of the UK and JDM Gen 3 are lit. They look good at night and so if you want to replicate the look here’s a little guide for you to follow to get the job done.
How to Replace the rear bulbs on the Gen 3/Z12
It happens to everyone, a rear bulb goes out and some helpful citizen shouts at you from another car, usually followed or preceded by something about the weird car your in! The lights aren’t accessed from inside the car like many other models so you’ll probably find the kid from halfords with the basic tool kit you just paid £5 to fit your new bulb to looking puzzled as they didn’t have one of these on the training video. So to get into the rear light bulbs to swap them over you need to go through the following procedure. Continue reading